Activities and Workshops

Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department offers a variety of diverse programming. We often partner with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, Public Art Committee, other City departments, and outside organizations. Most of these events are free and open to the public. Some require pre-registration.

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Art on the Street, See & Respond!

Meet the Artists Reception

  • Saturday, Oct. 15, 6-9pm
  • Lafayette Public Library

Sculpture Scavenger Hunts

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Arts Outside Workshops

Arts Outside is a collaboration of Lafayette’s Cultural Arts Commission and the Arts and Cultural Resources and Open Space departments. Space is limited and registration is required for all of these programs.

Seasonal Transitions in Poetry and Nature

Join poet Larry LaVerdure and naturalist Martin Ogle as we immerse in seasonal changes around the Outdoor Classroom in Lafayette. We will explore how poetry captures the emotions of change. We will take prompts from the turning leaves and the flora and fauna around us as we focus on the transition from Summer to Winter.

We will write and share poetry and Martin will speak to the environmental flux and natural history of the space. 

Please bring your own writing tools and paper, light-weight portable seating, water bottles, and willingness to be awed by nature. Some warm tea will be provided.

  • Saturday, Oct. 22, 10am-noon 
  • Location: Outdoor Classroom, 105 W. Baseline Rd.
  • Ages: 16 and older 
  • Registration required
    • Workshop limited to 20 people
    • Additional logistical information provided upon registration

Art Table To Go Kits

Pick up your kit at The Collective Community Arts Center during open hours. Suited for all ages. Most materials included. Some household items may be needed. 

Dia de los Muertos Kit
Create your own Day of the Dead skull with a tea light inside that makes it glow! Kit also includes a candy skull mask for you to color with either colored pencils or crayons. No sign-up is required, come into The Collective and pick up a kit! 

Tissue Paper Suncatcher 
Create a lovely suncatcher inside an embroidery hoop using pre-cut tissue paper shapes and other fun items. No sign-up is required, come into The Collective and pick up a kit!

Woven Paper Plate Bowl
Keep your treasures and trinkets in a beautiful bowl you weave yourself. This project is a relaxing way to learn weaving, strengthen fine motor skills, and use up scrap yarn. No sign-up is required, come into The Collective and pick up a kit!

Activity Books

No need to sign up. Stop by The Collective during open hours and pick up one of our beautiful activity books.

Learn about local artists on YouTube

Our Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources YouTube channel features artist interviews, tutorials, and more.